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how to use Intel RAID 1 on windows 7 boot drive

I have a motherboard with Intel RAID. and 2 new and empty 1T HDD. I want to use 2 HDD as RAID 1 (Mirror) to install Windows 7 pro (C: drive). What is the best or correct way to do it? I have ...
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Best RAID Solution for dual boot?

I've seen this topic talked about before on this site but with other users using 2 drives for the active partition (booting from the same HDD thats got RAID) however my situation is a bit different. ...
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Does windows 7 disk manager mirror disk or partitions?

My servers Raid 1 disappeared when I did a bios update, And now in order to get it back I have to format my 2 * 3tb hard drives. Which isnt really a solution for me. So I have desiced to try and make ...
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Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one disk is not cleen?

I'm using win 7.Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one is not cleen? I have 2 same hdd disks, one of them cleen and one with data. I want to build RAID0 or RAID1 (on the fly) ...
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Can I convert a RAID1 disk to non-RAID under Windows?

I have a two-bay NAS on RAID1. I'm having problems accessing the NAS, and as a precaution I'd like to save the data elsewhere. I tried plugging one of the drives in my Win7 PC. Windows sees the drive ...
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RAID1 drive failed; partition missing after reboot

I think I shot myself in the foot here, but let me quickly divulge what's happened: Intel Matrix Storage Manager started reporting that one of the two disks I had in a RAID1 array configuration had ...
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How to create a software RAID-1 array on Windows 7 not spanning whole disks

I have a brand new PC dual booting out of a single SSD drive (win7+debian). I added a couple of 2T hd I want to use from both Win & Linux. My target is to have two separate RAID-1 arrays on four ...
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Can a secondary SATA drive under Win 7 Pro software RAID 1 mirror be boot-able with no hassle?

Using Windows 7 Professional software RAID 1 (Mirror) of two identical SATA drives is it possible in the event the primary drive fails that the system may boot off the secondary drive without doing ...
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How do I safely move a Windows 7 software RAID 1 volume to a new PC?

I have 2 identical drives in an old PC running as a mirror RAID (RAID1) using the Windows 7 software RAID. These drives are data-only drives and are not being used to boot an operating system. How do ...
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check physical contents of hard disk connected in software Raid 1 / Windows 7

I have two 500GB hard disks configured in raid 1 (mirroring) on Windows 7. It is being labelled as 'Healthy' in Windows. As you know, these are accessed as one partition of 500GB. Is there any tool ...
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Windows 7 and software RAID 1 for system [closed]

So I have been using Linux software raid for ages, unfortunately now I need to install Windows 7 on a notebook and since the machine has two disks I was wondering how do I setup software Raid in ...
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Are there any good software-based RAID 1 mirroring alternatives to Windows 7 Computer Management?

I only have Windows 7 Home Premium, not Professional, so the mirroring option isn't available in Computer Management. Are there any good alternatives? It's possible RAID 1 is overkill for what I'm ...
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How to create a Software RAID1 in Windows 7 Home Premium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which software raid modes does each version of Windows 7 support? Using the built in DISKPART program, or Disk Management, or anything else native to Windows 7, is there ...
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Windows 7 : soft RAID1 and dynamic volumes reliability

My setup is quite classic nowadays : 1 SSD for system/apps and 2 HDDs for data setup in a fake RAID1 array. I also have a backup scheduled every week for the data drive in case it fails because I ...
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How to check consistency of an external RAID1 array in Windows?

I have a Western Digital MyBook Studio II configured into RAID1 (2×1TB) and connected to a Windows 7 machine via USB 2.0. RAID is done through a controller in the enclosure - I've never seen each of ...
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Is it possible to use software raid in Windows 7 on the boot partition?

I want to use RAID 1 on my workstation configuration at work, and I've been looking at using the build in mirror functionality in Windows 7. When you click on the add mirror option it presents you ...
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How do I break a failed software RAID1(mirror) in Windows 7 without wiping data on the mirror HDD?

In Windows 7 I have created a software RAID1 array that has failed(failed redundancy) due to some weak sectors on one of the HDDs. I want to be able to reactivate the mirror HDD as a separate ...
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Windows 7 won't boot from raid-1 disks until secondary non-bootable disks are removed

I have an ASUS X58 motherboard with a Intel ICH10R southbridge raid controller. Bootable raid-1 SATA disks are on channels 4, 5. Secondary raid-1 SATA disks are on channels 0,1. Everything was ...
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397 views

How to move a windows machine properly from RAID 1 to raid 10?

Goal I would like to add two more hard drives to my current RAID 1 setup and create a RAID 0 setup on top of the two RAID 1 setups (which I believe is referred to as "RAID 10"). Components Involved ...
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Windows 7 mirrored volume fails during testing of fail-over mode

I have two hard-drives mirrored (i.e. RAID-1)to be my D: volume (non-boot drive) in Windows 7. Click to enlarge. This is the first time I have tried mirroring in Windows 7, but I've had (sometimes ...
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Windows 7 Mirroring Drive Failure

I had a few questions when a drive fails that is setup with software RAID 1 in Windows 7, e.g. Dynamic disk mirroring: Will it still boot using the good drive (assuming boot drive is RAID 1), or ...
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How can I find out if my software RAID 1 is working?

I am running a software RAID 1 in Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Are there any tools in Windows 7 that can monitor or detect whether my RAID 1 is working properly?
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Create partitions for new install of Windows 7?

Does it really make sense anymore to create partitions? I'm installing Windows 7 x64 and would like to have the simplicity of 1 large partition. If it matters, the main hard drive is 2x120GB SSD ...
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Windows cannot boot after configuring sata to RAID mode

I have recently set up a new PC System, and still have issues configuring the harddisc raid. Here is the detailed description of my problem: The relevant components are an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, Sockel ...
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553 views

RAID with pen-drives, it is possible?

Can Windows 7 manage 2 or more pen-drives (or external disk drives) to implement a RAID-1 to backup the content of them? I have a pen-drive and an external hard disk, both with really relevant and ...
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How to move an existing Windows 7 setup to a RAID-1 array?

Currently I have a the following setup: Drive A/B: Identical hard drive's Drive C: 2TB external drive with plenty of space currently. Hardware RAID controller Currently I have Drive A which is my ...
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Does software RAID 1 in Windows 7 improve read speeds?

Does software RAID 1 (mirroring) in Windows 7 improve read speeds? I'd like to set up RAID 1 to help protect my important documents (yes, yes, I know it's not a backup), but performance is also ...
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188 views

effective back-up using Raid / Win7 back-up

I have a stand-alone pc system with two 2 tb harddiscs, one of which configured as Raid1, i.e. mirorring. The operational drive is partitioned. I use an external 1 tb harddisc for back-up using ...
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RAID vs AHCI on Windows7 x64 ASUS

I have an ASUS p5ke-wifi/ap which has built-in RAID controller. From the BIOS, I can choose between 3 controller types: IDE RAID AHCI In that order. This setting was set to AHCI when I installed ...
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280 views

Recoverable RAID configuration for Windows 7

I'm getting Windows-7 in the next couple days to install on a home-built 2-disk system. The motherboard supports fake-raid, so I'll be setting up some RAID0 and RAID1 volumes. My hope is to make the ...
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443 views

Why does my simple Raid 1 backup storage perform really slow sometimes?

I bought 2x Samsung F3 EcoGreen 2TB hard disks to make a backup storage. I put them in Raid 1 (mirror) mode. Made a single partition and formatted it to NTFS, running Windows 7. For some reason, ...
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How to install RAID drivers on already installed Windows 7?

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate 6GB RAM Intel i7 920 Intel X25-M SSD 80GB 2,5" Club 3D Radeon HD5750 GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard I've been running fine with Windows 7 installed on the SSD. I wanted to ...
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How to have 3 operating systems on a mirror RAID 1

How do one proceed if I want to have 3 Operating Systems: Windows 7, Ubuntu, Debian plus a swap partion, all in all 4 partitions? Lets say I have 2 disks, each 640 GB and make room -> 300 GB for ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & Linux Ubuntu on SSD with Data on 2 HDD's in RAID 1

Can someone point me to clear directions for a Dual-Boot system using Windows 7 on #1 SSD and Linux Ubuntu on SSD #2? And then configuring 2 HDD's in RAID 1 for Data (NTFS)? Clean Install all around. ...
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RAID 1 not performing as expected

I recently bought a new 320Gb hard drive for my computer to set up RAID 1 on it for some added security. Installation went as smooth as could possibly be (plug in power, plug in data cable, start up ...
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Accidentally set BIOS from RAID -> IDE; now data inaccessible

Update #1 1) Booted into Ubuntu Live CD 2) Connected drive using a SATA->USB converter 3) Very meaningful error message: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFTMirr does not match ...
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What's the difference between RAID 1 software mirroring and Fake RAID?

I've just ordered two new hard drives for my main desktop and a copy of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I'd like to do a clean install of Windows 7 onto the new drives (leaving my old Windows XP ...